Personal Injury

Many people are injured every day in this country at the grocery store, in their car, on a plane, at a restaurant, at school, and at many other places. If you were harmed due to the negligence of others you have a right to be compensated for any injuries that occur due to said incident. You have a right to go to go to the hospital and seek any other reasonable and necessary treatment. In addition, you may be able to be compensated for pain and suffering, lost wages, and all medical bills accrued due to the negligent acts of someone else. It does matter if it is a person, multiple people, a company, or the government, if you are hurt we can assist you at The QT Law Firm.

Auto Accidents

According to the National Center for Health Statistics, there are more than 5 million accidents a year in the United States. This leads to over 3 million people injured and 40,000 fatalities. Having a car wreck can be the worst day of someone’s life. Insurance companies, unfortunately, are not so willing to give you the help and compensation you deserve. You need an experienced and knowledgeable attorney to help preserve evidence of the damage, obtain police reports, interview witnesses, and much more. Some car accident cases require the hiring of experts such as accident reconstructionist, Medical Experts,  and Engineers.

Worker’s Compensation

According to the United States Department of Labor, in Tennessee over 40,000 worker’s compensation claims are filed every year. Generally, any employer in the state of Tennessee with 5 or more employees is required to carry worker’s compensation insurance. If you are an employee injured while performing within the scope of your employment you may be entitled to worker’s compensation benefits. This includes temporary payments during time off work, medical treatment, coverage for all medical bills, and a  monetary settlement based on your permanent impairment level.

In addition, many people who are injured at work for various reasons do not file a worker’s compensation claim even when they are entitled to the benefits. Some were threatened by their employer, some feel they may be fired, and some simply do not know to utilize worker’s comp. If you are injured on the job you should contact The QT Law Firm for assistance. You need a lawyer that will ensure all your rights are utilized, and if you are threatened by your employer, we will also use the full extent of the law to ensure the employer suffers the consequences for any retaliation against you for exercising your rights.

Products Liability

Products Liability refers to instances where a manufacturer, wholesaler, or retailer may be liable for harm done to you because of their product. Generally, these cases involve some sort of design or manufacturing defects. Of course, one has a duty to act responsibly when operating purchased products. However, everyone from manufacturing to the seller may have a responsibility to warn you of certain dangers, make sure that their product is reasonably safe, and to contact consumers once they are aware of any known dangers (recalls). This is a very specialized area of law, and you need an extremely capable attorney to deal with the complexities of a products liability case.

Premises Liability

Premises liability occurs when a land or business owner may be held liable for one’s injuries if said injuries were caused by unsafe or a defective condition on the property. This includes incidents such as:

  • Dog Bites
  • Slip and Falls
  • Failure to reasonably maintain the premises
  • Defective conditions on the premises
  • Negligent Security

If you suffered a personal injury on someone else’s property you may be entitled to compensation for all your current and future damages. This means the landowner may be responsible for your medical bills, medical treatment, lost wages, and all the pain and suffering you experienced due to the accident.

If you believe you have a premises liability case it is important to contact an attorney as soon as possible. An experienced attorney knows time is of the essence and will assist you with gathering photographic evidence, incident reports, interviewing witnesses, obtaining medical records to help prove your case, and much more. Call us now for a free consultation.

Trucking Accidents

In 2015, the New York Times released an article stating more people would be killed in crashes involving large trucks in 2015 than the number of people that have died in commercial airline crashes for the past 45 years. The number of accidents involving large trucks has continued to rise in 2017. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that the annual costs to the economy for bus and truck-related crashes are around $100 billion.

If one has an accident with an 18-wheeler or commercial vehicle one must act quickly to preserve important evidence. An experienced attorney knows to hit the ground running by sending spoliation letters to commercial companies and their insurance companies, and by doing everything possible to help you win your case.